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Off-Leash Overnighter: First Fridays!

May 3 | June 7 | July 5 | August 2 | September 6 | October 4

Homewood Izaak Walton

Pick the Friday that works for you - or all six! :-)

Off-Leash Overnighter: First Fridays is GoodSpeed Cycling's monthly Sub-24 hour bike camping overnighter, a tiny taste of bikepacking adventure, a practice run for a longer bike camping trip. If you're going nuts because you can't find time to ride a bike and camp out, this little overnighter can help scratch that itch.


On the first Friday every month, May through October in 2019, we'll be pedaling after work from the shop on a 1-hour ride around that ends with a camp overnight at Homewood Izaak Walton. Dinner (and any nighttime bar rides) and breakfast are up to you; we'll be packed up and headed home Saturday morning by 8:30am.

Where, When, How Far

Off-Leash Overnighter: First Fridays leave GoodSpeed at 6:30pm the first Friday of each month, May through October. Pick the first Friday(s) that works best for you and your friends & family -


We'll ride for up to an hour, exploring Homewood-Flossmoor and local trails.

Then we'll set up our tents at Homewood Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, a local outdoor gem. It features a sweet little semi-secluded campsite, beautiful well-stocked lakes, fun gravel and dirt trails to ride and explore, all near Homewood restaurants, breweries, bars....(get location).


On Saturday we'll wake up, pack up, and ride home. That's it, really. Easy to pack for, easy to ride, easy on a busy weekend schedule.

Kids welcome!

First Friday Overnighter Itinerary


  • 6:30pm - Fun ride on local streets and trails, winding up at Homewood Izaak Walton to set up camp and do some fun trail riding, hiking, s'more making, hanging out around the fire, probably a sortie or two for food/beverages.


  • 8:30am - Ride home

What you bring:

You bring: Your bike loaded with the camping gear and supplies (tent or hammock, sleeping bag, snacks/food/liquids or money for snacks/food/liquids, bug spray, sunscreen, extra clothes, guitar, ghost stories, etc...) you need to enjoy spending a night outside. (See our How-To page)

$10/tent per Friday. Pick your date(s) when you register.

Registration limit for each date: 20 tents

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